Now in our 9th year!


Announcing our Featured Writers for 2017:

Fiction: Bill Broun

Non Fiction: Leah Lax

Poetry:  Hayan Charara

Our 2016 Boldface Conference was a fantastic success.  Many thanks to all the attendees and guest readers who made our 8th conference so memorable.

Congratulations also, to the winners of our Robertson Prize – the competition specifically for Boldface attendees.   You can check out their award winning entries in Volume #17 of  Glass Mountain Magazine (due to be published in December 2016).

We hope you will make plans to join us for our next Boldface Conference on 22-26 May, 2017.

Early registration opens January 2017.



Boldface was founded in 2009 by the editors of Glass Mountain, the undergraduate literary magazine at the University of Houston, as a conference devoted exclusively to developing writers (i.e., anyone who has not studied creative writing at the graduate level). Our goal is to give emerging writers an experience that is usually available only to professional writers: several days of intense focus on the craft of writing through workshops, readings, and craft talks.